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PostPosted: Mar Tue 06, 2018 11:06 pm 
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I would appreciate any help in identifying these radios. I am looking for model numbers and years built. The resources I used were Radio Museum and Radio Attic Archives. What other sources are there to find info on transistor or tube radios?
Also, if you can't read it , the little badge on the teal colored 4 transistor reads "EDEN".


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PostPosted: Mar Tue 06, 2018 11:32 pm 
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The Hi-Lite is Model YTR-601 circa 1961...I have a black and red Hi-lite and a yellow Commodore...another name it was produced under.
The Champion is a TR-600 circa late 50's.


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PostPosted: Mar Tue 06, 2018 11:52 pm 
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The two-transistor radio can often be seen badged...
Angel 2 Transistor AM Boys Radio

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Thanks, Greg and CJ Design.

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1968rt wrote:
What other sources are there to find info on transistor or tube radios?

My most used resource is "Collectors Guide To Transistor Radios", Second Edition, by Bunis. It's softcover, printed in 1996, but the values are still pretty accurate.

Three other lesser used but excellent guides are:

"Transistor Radios Collectors Encyclopedia And Price Guide" by Lane

"Transistor Radios 1954 - 1968", by Smith

"Made In Japan Transistor Radios Of The 1950's And 1960's" by Handy

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Thanks for the titles, fifties. I guess I was hungup on internet sources, and not thinking about books. I will have to buy a couple.

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1968rt - I have a Daltone All Transistor "Royal 500" 4 transistor radio that appears to be the same as your EDEN radio. Unfortunately, there is no model number indicated on the Daltone radio, although there is a small schematic diagram inside the case. The 4 small NEC transistors used in the Daltone were used in other radios manufactured in the late 1950s. I looked at the electrolytic capacitors but could not find any date codes. - Mark


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Daltone. Dalamal & Sons, 1185 Broadway, New York


Radio Electronics April 1965
Where to write for service data and parts for Japanese imports.

Here is an alphabetical listing of brand names and labels used on transistor radios and recorders with the names and addresses of corresponding importers.

http://americanradiohistory.com/hd2/IDX ... e-0054.pdf
http://americanradiohistory.com/hd2/IDX ... e-0055.pdf
http://americanradiohistory.com/hd2/IDX ... e-0056.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: ID's
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Mark, I feel stupid, but after seeing your reply and opening my radio, I found a model number. You show the outside of your back, so I can't see your schematic, but mine has TR-42 lightly stamped on it. Obviously the chassis is the same as yours, with mine also being populated with NEC transistors. Are you missing your cardboard battery tray, or did you just not include it? I ask because if yours is gone, I would gladly send you a scan of mine. A search on RM comes up empty for TR-42.
Thanks for the links, Greg.

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Mike - I just looked at the schematic in the Daltone All Transistor "Royal 500" and saw that "TRG-41" was stamped on the piece of paper, which had faded enough so it didn't show up in my photo. I initially thought that the Daltone radio was the same as the Linmark T-40 as the controls are in the same position, but discovered that the circuit boards are different.

I had to replace the speaker in the Daltone radio and didn't put the piece of paper where the battery goes, so I'll have to put it back. Thanks for the offer of sending me a scan! I never seen another EDEN 4 transistor radio or Daltone, although the Daltone Royal 400 is listed in the Bunis book, valued at $50-$60 (no manufacture date listed). - Mark


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Looks like we both need to use a magnifying glass, Mark. I too have a Linmark T40. I hadn't noticed the similarity until you mentioned it. Mine uses Toshiba transistors. I love the "All Transistor" label on a 4 transistor radio! It's always nice to find things that are rare. I guess I need to send pictures to the Radio Museum.


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Mike - I have two versions of the Realtone TR-555, with one showing "All Transistor," with the other listing the radio as "4 Transistors." - Mark


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Good looking radios, Mark. I have a TR-8611, and I could never figure out who thought those magnifying lenses with the red line down the middle, which yours look like they also have, were a good idea! I guess as collectors, though, the odder the better. I'm sure yours have labels on the back, like mine does, bragging 6 transistors + 1 thermistor and 1 diode.

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